SPOKANE, Wash. - Mayor David Condon proposed eliminating 100 positions from the city of Spokane in his 2013 budget, while giving substantial raises to five of his executives, some as big as $20,000. When it comes to the raises, Mayor Condon says the real story is that he eliminated seven
By FELICIA FONSECAAssociated Press
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Two cousins who accidentally started the largest wildfire in Arizona history will have to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution to those whose homes were destroyed or suffered other losses, a federal judge said Thursday.
By MICHAEL GORMLEY and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - With long gas lines persisting more than a week after Superstorm Sandy, New York imposed a gasoline rationing plan Thursday that lets motorists fill up every other day.
Police will be at gas stations Friday morning to enforce the
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big changes are coming to President Barack Obama's administration - just not right away.
The White House is making the nation's high-stakes fiscal crisis its top priority coming out of the election, underscoring the vital importance of
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Raulie Casteel, who is jailed on $2 million on weapons charges in
By ALAN FRAM and MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes - in the courtroom.
West, the freshman tea party-idol struggling for re-election in South Florida, found himself 2,456 votes
By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of a small Alaska Native village facing a severe water shortage are monitoring every precious drop they use as they struggle to stretch their reserves as far into winter as possible, with help coming from as far away as
By RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.
With about three-quarters of the expected ballots counted Thursday, Referendum 74 was maintaining its
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to lying on his customs form when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and with checked bags containing knives, a smoke grenade and other weapons.
The one-count indictment against Yongda Huang Harris
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation's used-car market, and buyers might not be told which cars have been marred.